Winged assassins: Woman plagued by nesting seagulls

Alison Thomasson gets that sinking feeling whenever she steps out of the door.
Linda Edwards with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust colleague and line manager, Rachel Brown, ward manager at The Harbour in Blackpool

'Bionic' gran will be first to undergo titanium operation

Grandmother Linda Edwards is set to make British medical history in a scenario like something from a science fiction film.

Mariah Carey is confirmed as a headliner at this year's Livewire Festival in Blackpool

Mariah Carey reaction: 'I thought it would be all downhill after Will Smith... I was wrong'

First it was Will Smith, then Britney Spears – now pop fans are revelling in the news that singing sensation Mariah Carey is coming to Blackpool.
Artist Alan Ward with a working mini-model of his statue of Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood

Unveiling of statue for founding father

This weekend will be a real red letter for Fleetwood when a much-anticipated bronze statue of town founder, Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood, is unveiled.

Richard Dixon with one of the sets for his Seastar 5 sci fi model adventure series.

‘It’s like Star Trek under sea’

Sci-fi fan Richard Dixon has not gone for half measures in creating his own action adventure series online.

Georgia Mladenovic pictured with her mother

Mum’s plea for help after daughter battles life-threatening illness

When schoolgirl Georgia Mladenovic started to get persistent headaches, little did her family realise it was the start of a life-threatening illness.
Lewis Bates (left) with the schools rugby coach, Richard Byrne

Thornton schoolboy set to fly the flag at Twickenham

When the England rugby union team run out onto the pitch at Twickenham against Wales on Saturday, a Thornton schoolboy will be one of the proud flag bearers.

Debbie Ethell (left) and Rosalyn Jefferson outside the Old Bank in Fleetwood

Wyre cafe to launch ‘Pay Forward Scheme’ to help those in need

A Fleetwood cafe is thought to be the first in Wyre to launch a scheme in which customers can help provide a meal to people in need.

Students at Fleetwood Nautical Campus celebrated graduation last year, coinciding with its 125th anniversary.

Fleetwood Nautical Campus boss doffs cap to future success

Fleetwood Nautical Campus is looking forward to the future, after celebrating its past.

Fame will be at the Opera House in August next year

Fame is the game as hit show comes to Blackpool's Opera House

Popular show Fame the Musical is coming to Blackpool this summer as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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Part of the old Fleetwood railway line

Calls for Fleetwood’s railway line to be reconnected

A new petition has been launched to gather support for the return of Fleetwood’s rail link.

Elves in action at Flakefleet Primary School

School's elf video is a festive hit

When the doors of a Fylde coast school closed just before Christmas, magic happened.

Poulton and Wyre Railway Society (PWRS) working on the line'Pic courtesy of D Gregory, PWRS

New rail service linking towns moves a step closer

Plans to establish a heritage rail link between Fleetwood and Poulton have been given a vital extra push along the tracks.
The Preesall site planned for Halites gas storage

‘Sea life threatened by brine discharge’ in the sea off Fleetwood

Huge deposits of brine set to be offloaded into the sea off Fleetwood every day could spell disaster for fish and marine life, anglers and campaigners have warned.

Musician Lucas Fletcher, Beth Fiddler from Streetlife and barmaid Jeri Necker

Music fans urged to 'do their bit' to help homeless

Music fans who enjoy watching live bands at a popular Blackpool pub are being given a chance to do their bit to help those in need.

Fleetwood railway station in the late 1960s

Could Fleetwood rail link finally be reborn?

Sweeping reforms on railways being considered by the Government could play a role in the possible re-opening of the Fleetwood to Preston link.
Green waste collection over festive period

Green waste collection for Wyre over festive period

The green waste collection service for Wyre residents will be suspended for a short period from December 18 to January 14.


Video of police arresting Fleetwood Town fan sparks anger

A Fleetwood Town fan has accused police of being heavy handed after he was left bloodied and bruised in the hours leading up to the derby match against Blackpool.


Huge clean-up operation swings into action after ‘unprecedented’ rainfall brings devastating floods across the Fylde Coast

Torrential rain brought chaos to parts of the Fylde coast and left residents keeping an anxious look at weather forecasts for this weekend.
The Hillhouse plant

China gas plant deal welcomed on Fylde coast

A planned £500m gas-fired power plant in Thornton which backers say could bring a jobs bonanza to the whole of Fylde coast has been largely welcomed.
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